CHIGAGO, IL – Oct. 3, 2014 – Signal, the global leader in real-time, cross-channel marketing technology, announced today that Eric Lunt, Chief Technology Officer at Signal, was named Technologist of the Year at Illinois Technology Association’s 15th Annual CityLIGHTS Awards.
The Technologist of the Year Award is presented to the individual whose talent has championed true technology innovation, either through new applications of existing technology or the development of technology, to achieve a truly unique product or service.
Signal enables marketers to create the next-generation customer experience by making brands’ marketing technologies work better, together, in real time. Eric is the technology force behind Signal’s Open Data Platform, which helps marketers collect, connect and act on their cross-channel data for improved customer engagement, loyalty and conversions.
“It’s an incredible honor to be chosen for this award, especially in light of the amazing talent base that is driving so much success and growth in Chicago’s tech community,” Eric said. “I’m proud to share this award with the entire Signal team.”
Prior to Signal, Eric was co-founder and CTO of FeedBurner, which Google acquired in 2007. After the acquisition, Eric remained at Google in a senior technology role. Prior to FeedBurner, Eric co-founded and served as CTO at Spyonit.com (acquired by 724 Solutions). Eric graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate in Applied Computational Mathematics.
Signal is the global leader in real-time, cross-channel marketing technology. The Signal Open Data Platform helps marketers collect data from any offline or online source, synchronize that data across all consumer touch points, and deliver it to any marketing or analytics endpoint – all in real time. The platform is ecosystem-neutral and helps data and marketing technologies work better together, driving increased engagement, loyalty and conversions.
Signal’s technology runs on more than 40,000 digital properties in 158 countries. Our platform facilitates billions of data requests monthly, supporting top brands around the world that generate more than $1.5 trillion in commerce, including Allstate, Audi, Crate & Barrel, JetBlue Airways, Starcom MediaVest Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and many more. Visit www.signal.co to learn more and follow Signal on LinkedIn and Twitter.